The Sunrise Rubi


“When you change the way you look at things… The things you look at will change.”


In the early morning hour, just before dawn, lover and beloved awake and take a drink of water.


She asks, Do you love me or yourself more?
Really, tell me the absolute truth.

He says, There is nothing left of me.
I am like a ruby held up to the sunrise.

Is it still a stone, or a world made of redness?  

It has no resistance to sunlight

The ruby and the sunrise are one.

Be courageous and discipline yourself.

Work. 

Keep digging your well.
Don’t think about getting off from work.

Submit to a daily practice.

Your loyalty to that is a ring on the door.

Keep knocking, and the joy inside
will eventually open a window

and look out to see who’s there.

~Rumi 




Courtesy of Semperlee Yoga Corp.

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